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aaiMjae Maaj"a"""""" ' ...... i x-. ' ' I POETRY. In Quiet Daysv The dying year grow strangely mild : Now in lazy autumn weather -.; , t.. My heart la like a happy child. And life and X, friend reconciled, Go over the hills together. My peaceful daya run sweet and still Aa waters slipping over sand. Seeking the shadows of lree will ; To gather tenderer lights than fill Day's over-lavish band. . The summer wood with music rings,, ...i The singer' is a troubled breast; I am so more the bird that sings. But that which broods with folded wings Upon its quiet nest. , Oh' fairest month of all the ycarf . .... , Oh, sweet days in lite ! they melt :. , . Within, without is autumn cheer, . September there, September hero, ' So tranquil and so sweet. i ;i Olt hare I watched aU night with grief, i All night with joy, and which i best ? Ah, both were sharp, and both were brief, My heart wa like a wind-blown leal, ' I give them both for rest. . Fair Quiet, close to joy allied, i. ' But loving shadier walks to keep, By day is ever at my side: , And all night long with me abide v Peace and her sister Sleep. , Harpers Magazine. SELECTED STOKIES. In the Mountains, j In the fall of 183G I was travelling east ward in a stage coach from, Pittsburg, over the mountains. My fellow travellers were too gentlemen and a lady. ' The oldest gen tictWs appearance interested me exceed ingly. In year?, he seemed about fifty ; in air and manner he was calm, dignified and polished, and the contour of his features was singularly intellectual. He conversed ireely on different topics, until the road became more abrupt and precipitious ; but on my directing his attention to the great altitude of a precipice, on the verge of which our coach wheels were leisurely rolling, there came a marked change in his countenance. His eyes lately filled with the light of intel ligence, became wild, restless and anxious the mouth twitched spasmodically, and the forehead was beaded with a cold perspira tion. With a sharp, convulsive shudder, lie turned his gaze from the giddy height, and clutching my arms tightly with both hands, he clung to me like a drowning man. " Use this cologne," said the lady, hand ing me a bottle with the instinctive good ness of her sex. I sprinkled a little on his face, and he be came more composed ; but it was not until we had entirely traversed the mountain, and descended into the country beneath, that his fine features relaxed from their perturb ed look, and assumed the placid, quiet dig nity that I had at first noticed. " I owe an apology to the indy," said he, with a bland smile and a gentle inclination of the head to our fair companion, " and some explanation, and to my fellow-traveler also; and perhaps I cannot better acquit myself ot the double debt than by recount ing the cause of my recent agitation." " It may pain jour feelings," .delicately urged the lady. ....- "On the contrary it will relieve them," was the respectful reply. Having signified our several desires to hear more, the traveler thus proceeded : u At the age of eighteen 1 was light of heart, and fear (be smiled) light of head. A fine property on the banks of the Ohio ac knowledged me sole owner. I u hasten ing home to enjoy it, and delighted to get tree from college me. me montn was Octo ber, the air bracing, and the mode of con veyance, a stage like this, only more cum brous. The other passengers were few onlv three in all one old, gray-headed planter of Louisiana, his daughter, a joyous, bewitch ing creature, about seventeen, and bis son, about ten years of age. " They had just returned from France, of which country the young lady discoursed in terms so eloquent as to absorb my entire at tention. "The father was taciturn, but tho daugh ter was vivacious by nature, and we soon be came so mutually pleased with each other that it was not until a sudden flash of light ning and a heavy dash of rain against the windows elicited an exclamation from mv charming companion, that I knew how the night passed, f resent ly there came a low rumbling sound, and then several tremen dous peals ot thunder, accompanied by suc cessive flashes of lightning. The rain des cended in torrents, and an angry wind be gan to howl and moan through the forest trees. u I looked from the window of our vehi cle. The night was dark as ebony, but the iiguuiiug snowea me uanjjer 01 our road. We were on the edge of a fearful precipice. I could see at intervals, huge, jutting rocks. fur away down its side, the sight made me solicitous ior my fair companion. I thought of the mere hair breadths that were between ns and eternity ; a single little rock in the track of our coach wheels, a tiney billet of wood, a stray root of a tempest torn tree. restive horses, or a careless driver any of m esc inigm nun us irom our suDiunary ex istence with the speed of thought - us a penect tempest," orjservea tne la dy, as I withdrew my head from the win dow. "How I do love a sudden storm ! There is something grand about the winds -when fairly loose among the hills. I never encountered a night like this, but Byron's magnificent description of a thunder storm intne jura recurs to my mind. But we are on the mountain yet?" "Yes ; we have begun the ascent." "' "Is it not said to be dangerous V "By no means." I replied, in as easy a, tone as 1 couia assume. . "I only wish it was daylight, "so that we might enjoy the mountain scenery. But what's that ?" and she covered her eyes irom a sneet ot ligntning that illuminated the rugged mountain with brilliant inten sity. "Peal after peal of thunder instantly suc ceeded : there was a verv volume of rain coming down at each thunder burst, and with a deeper moaning of an animal in dreadful agony, breaking upon our ears, I found that the coach had come to a dead halt Louise, my beautiful fellow traveller, be came as pale as ashes.- -She fixed her eyes on mine with a look of anxious dread, and turning to her father, hc hurriedly remark et! : "We are on the mountains." - "I reckon we are, was the unconcerned reply. "With instinctive activity, I put my head through the window and called to the dri ver, but the only answer was the moaning of aa auumu, uorue pas; me Dy tne swut winds of the tempest I seized the handle of the door and strained in vain it would not yield. At that instant I felt a cold hand in mine, and heard Louise faintly articulate in my ear the following appalling words : "The coach is moving backwards." Never shall I forget the fierce agony with which I tugged at the coach door, and call ed on the driver in tones that rivaled the fierce blast of the tempest, whilst the con viction was burning in my brain that the coach was being slowly moved back ward! "What followed was of such swift occur rence, that it seemed to me like a frightful dream. "Irushed against the door with .all my force, but it withstood my utmost efforts. One side of our vehicle was sensibly going down, down, down. ' The moaning of the agonized animal became deencr. and I knpnr j from hia desperate plunges that it was one of our horses. Crash upon crash of thun der rolled over the mountain, and; vivid flashes of lightning played over our heads. By its light I could see for a- moment the old planter standing erect, with his hands on his son and daughter, his eyes raised to heav en, and his lips moving as if in pravcr. I could see Louise turn her ashy check toward me u if imploring assistance, and I could see the bold glance of the boy flashing in- dignant defiance at the war of elements, and the awful danger that awaited him. There was a roll, a desperate plunge, a harsh, cra ting jar, a sharp, piercing scream of mortal terror, and I bad but time to clasp Louise firmly with one hand around her waist and seize the fastenings attached to the coach 9 J.. .1 . 1 1 i " . iwi it llu uie omer, wiieu we were jirecipita- ted over the precipice. , . . "I can distinctly recollect preserving con sciousness for a few seconds of time, how rapidly my brain was being exhausted, but of that tremenduous descent I soon lost all further knowledge by a concussion so vio lent that I was instantly deprived of all sense and motion." The traveller paused. His features worked for a minute or two as tbey did when we were on the mountain; lie passed his hands across his forehead, as it in pain, and then resumed his thrilling narative. . ' On a low couch in an humble room of a (mall country house, I next opened my eves in this, world of light and shade, joy and sorrow, nrirth ana madness, uentle hands smoothed my pillow, gentle fpet gll. ded across mv chamber, and a gentle voice for a time hushed all my questionings. I was kindly tended by a fair young girl of sixteen, who refused for a while to hold aqy discourse with me. At leogthjone morning, finding myself sufficiently recovered to sit up, I insisted on knowing- the result of the accident, y v- ; "You were discovered,'' said she, "sitting on the ledge of rocks, amidst the branches ot a shattered tree, clinging to the roof of your broken coach with one hand, and the insen eil,ltt farm nf & lad v with rhp other i" m a "And the ladv!" I gasped, scannjnd tUei girl's face with an earnestness tnat maae ner draw back ana Diusn. ' She was saved sir, by the means that saved yon a friendly tree." " And her father and brother !" I impa tiently demanded. I " We found both crushed to death at the bottom of the precipice and we buried them in one grave by the clover patch, down in our meadow." . " Poor Louise ! poor orphan ! God pity you," I muttered in broken tones, utterly un conscious that I had a listener. I " God pity her, indeed, sir," said she, with a gush of heartfelt sympathy. : Would you like to see tier ?"' she added. " I found her bathed in tears for her kin dred, and she received me with sorrowful sweetness of manner. I need not detain you hv describing the efforts I made to soothe her grief, Imt briefly acquaint you that at last I succeeded, and twelvo months after the dreadful occurrence which -I related wc stood' at the alter as man i an ( j;ife, . . She sti 11 lives to'bless me" with her smiles,' but the anniversary of that tenable night she se cludes' herself in her room, and devotes the hour of darkness to solitary prayer. ' " As for me," said the traveller, while a faint blush tinged his noble brow, " as for me, that accident has reduced mo to the condition of a physical coward at the sight of a mountain precipice, ...... "But the driver," asked 'he .'lady passen ger, who had listened to the story with much attention, " what became of the dri ver, and did you ever learn the reason of his deserting his post?" "- .' ! "ills hody was louna on tne ro;m, wim i'n a lew stc3 of the place where the coach went over. Ho had been struck dead by the same flash of lightning that blinded the restive horses." ! And thus ended this thrilling and re markable story of life. '...,;. A Clear Case of Luck. "A good many singular things happemd during the war," said John, as he lighte d his after-dinner cigar, "but somehow I con sider my own case about the funniest of all." 'Ah . said f, " how is that t" " Did it never occur to you that it was a little odd that in so short a time I should have got to be a partner in the firm and a married man, and all that sort of thing V " Oh ! you speculated !" , "Not a bit of it; or rather I did, and I didn't, for you know that I detest specula tion. I have even made old Mitraillc swear off." " So far it is very clear ; but if I knew how you secured a French wife and a rich one, f could understand a little plain En glish." Before I went to the war John Devlin and I were fellow clerks in the banking bouse of Mitraille & Co., it New York. A slight lameness prevented John going into the army ; aud an utter absence of capital pre vented him from proposing for the hand of the pretty Lucille, though I always believed he had more to fear from the gruff old papa than from the lady herself Poor as he was, and on a moderate sal ary, when I returned at the end of the war a good deal lamer than John had been be fore it I found my chum in the full enjoy ment of all he had longed tor. and with a brown stone front to enjoy it in. So wheu he volunteered something which promised to explain the mystery, my curiosity was set on fire in a moment. John was a . right good fellow and I did not envy him a par ticle ; but I must say I was curious about it "Well." said John, "the way of it was this : Have you another cigar ? You know a good deal what I was after when you went away, and my chance of getting it then seemed about as far off as the Presidency. It was a clear case of luck, I tell you. and "a little nmrc. Old Mitraille had always liked me pretty well, though I was hardly the man he would have chosen' for a son-in law. You know all about the unbounded gold specu lation in 1862 and 1863. Well, he somehow got into it, steady, old linrd-headcd banker as he is. Almost everybody went into it more or less. . " The old man had rather missed it once or twice, and got hit pretty hard, though no one but myself knew anything about it so hard, in fact, that I was iflittle alarmed at the result. " I got it into my head about that time that 1 wonld like to run down to Washing ton and take a look at the forts and camps. Somehow it always galled me a good deal that I could not take my part with the rest, and I wanted a look at the thing anyhow. So I .-ailed at the house to see Lucille, ami get a short furlough, and I succeeded well. That is, I did not see so much of Lucille as I wanted, but the old gentleman gave me leave of absence readily, and added : " Suppose something may happen while you are oare, en I ion send me telegram, quick." ' Yes," I replied, "but yon know the War Department don't allow a fellow to send over the wires just what he wants to." " Oh, never mind all dat," said Mitraille, "just you send something good or bad, no matter, just the words. I understand mighty quick, ha 1 ha ! Never you mind the War Department" " And so," continued John, "off I went, witnout a very clear idea ot what was ex pected, or how I was to do it." "And now the rest of it sounds tremen dously like a page from Munchausen, but it is all a clear, historical fact. Mitraille wrote a letter which ggt to iV as'uington about as soon as I did, nrging me to keep my ears and eyes open, and promising if I sent him anything of importance he would , halve with me on the profits. I saw bv that how terribly nervous he was getting, and con cluded tnat anairs must be even worse with him than I knew of. Nevertheless, I began to be a trifle excited myself, and though I had a sort of horror of speculation, especi ally gold gambling, I commenced to look around me pretty sharply for items. Among other adventures I fell in with old Sam Gor- bain, of Cincinnati, one of our corresDon- dents, and a nephew of his, a queer spoon of a fellow, and we went around sight-see ing together. " Nothing would do for either uncle or nephew but a continual succession of cock tails, and I had to leave them in their rooms soon after dinner, and somewhat the worse for wear, while I continued my search for lniormation under difficulties. "I didn't find out anything particular all uiai nigut or me next iorenoon, but 1 saw the sights pretty effectually, and about noon I went into my friends' room to wake them up. 1 found the nephew lolling disconso lately in a chair, and the uncle in bed with a high fever, the natural result of his fool ishness the day before. The hopeful youth began the story of his tribulation, by stating mat ne naa expected ins aunt there that day, but had received a letter from her say ing that she had been delayed and could not come at once. "I asked him what the doctor had said about his uncle. Oh, the old man's right sick, and I reckon I'd better telegraph to Aunt Sally to come on ngni on. On the plea of a splitting headache, hit begged me to send his message, and I thought I would send one at the same time to Milrallle & Co. - Well, histelcernnh. save the direction, read : "Don't wait for anv- thing. . TJncle Sam very sick indeed." W line mine was simply, "Nothing stir ring. Having a good time." - ".Now, now on eartn these two little af fairs got interchanged is a mystery to me to this day. Perhaps I did it ; I don't know ; but twisted they certainly were, and some- now both, ot them passed the censors. When Mitraillc opened his, he straightway imagined that something had gone to smash in Washington, and that I had taken a neat way ot giving him a hint, and be rushed out and bought all the gold his credit would cover; " ' 1 'He wrote me an account of his transac tions, whose magnitude almost turned mv hair gray ; and while he thanked me for my hint he begged me to be sure that my infor mation was correct. I thought at first that be was crazy, and then I became pretty near crazy myself, thinking what might be the consequences of the mistake. The first thing I did this was the next day you know was to rush into Bigg's and ask the latest gold prices. . . "Guess my delight when I found them fairly jumping upward. It was wonderful ! Btill I was terribly nervous, for all sorts of rumors were afloat and I knew that po!d would fall as quick as it would rise. The feeling grew on me until pretty nearly half demented, I went into the telegraph office at w ward's, ana dashed on 'It's all a eell. and a big one." "Well, the olcj gentleman took t,bat as he had the ether one, and not only sold out, but went short to-the extent of his line. It was the luckiest thing in the world, for sure enough, within forty-eight hours, things did go down with 'a crash. . I began to feel su perstitious';' there was something uncanny about it, and I packed' my kit' and made hast fnT Nas Ynrlr. I did not attempt an explanation, but steadily resisted all the old gentleman's entreaties to go on wuu is any further. , I even managed, to persuade him to close np.his gold account and quit it I had Lucille to help me in that . ! "The net figure was a very handsome ono I tell you, and there was little trouble about making the othpr arrangements after my bftnV Recount was 'made np. My honored father-in-law has the blindest faith in my judgment; but I told .Lucille, all about it What'B more I don't and won't speculate, and I won't do .business lor any hrm that does. It's a clear case of luck." i John threw the stump of his cigar into the asbes, and I pulled away at mine, won dering if there was any luck in jny getting that piece of shell in my ankle. A Diving Bell Adventure. While in the harbor of Valparaiso, aboard the sloop-of-war Virago, one of our midship men touched me on the shoulder and said that Lieutenant Bardolph wanted to Bee a. '' ' ' ' ' " ' "I have heard that you are something of a naturalist," Starbuck" said that olncer, smiling. .',- "No. sir." I replied, "no naturalist, al though I take an interest" , - 'O well, never nund, iiuotli the Lieuten ant "you have seen Our diving bell ?" . . "Yes. sir." The Lieutenant then said that he wanted me to go down under the sea with our old boatswain, Kandolpn, formerly a peari diver, td look for a curious fish, which on the day previous had been pierced and killed with a pike. . ' i In form the fish resembled a serpent; was about thirty inches in length, and had upon both sides ot its neck a pair ot singular ap pendages, something like wings. Its most striking peculiarity, however, was one eye, of a greenish color, situated on the top of its bead. On being struck by the pike, the creature had rolled over, apparently dying, ;md then went out ot sight. 'I think." continued thclacutenant, "that such a curiosity is worth seeing, and I have picked you out to go with Kanuolph, be lieving that you arc interested in natural his-tory-" ' . ' .. . . 1 I bowed acquiescence, and went to niaue preparations. 1 llO U1Y1U. UCll WHO DUMll ill, Llli. UUV.IV ind ready to be hoisted and swung over the side. The instrument was a little damaged. though neither Kandolpu nor I anticipated danger. We were presently in our places, singing out "All right!" when the bell began to des cend. Down, down, lower and lower. W e glan ced round us on all sides, but saw nothing of the strange fish. Curious looking speci mens of the finny tribes, however, greeted ns in many directions. We could see the sword fish dart past, with its long, protruding lionc-weapon ; the globe nsu, tne sun Dsn, the moon fish, the balloon fish, and the spite ful looking shark as he swept through the green waters, almost brushing our bell with tail and ens. The air was becoming somewhat impure, so we opened the stop cock, and let it out, feeling a moment alter a Ircsu supply sent down to us through the India rubber pipe or hose firmly secured into the top of the bell. i Randolph was about touchi lg the signal cord to intimate our desire to be lowered still further, when we felt a sudden jerk, felt the bell going down nidullv, and to our hor ror realized that the rope by which the in strument was suspended had parted from the hook to which it was attached. ; Away went the " pipe" at the same mo ment, and we only saved ourselves from in stant destruction by stopping up the apper ture thus left in the top with a thick hand kerchief. Otherwise, the water beneath must have filled the bell in a very few mo ments. i We heard the water roaring and gurgling round ns as wc descended; our descent, however, became each instant slower, until finally the resistance ot the confined air in the bell kept us suspended about two feet above the bottom of the sea. The air in our floating prison soon became almost unbearable, not only irom its being sq densely compressed, but also from long confinement Terror-stricken, we glanced at each other. The eyes of Kandolph, protruding from his head, looked bloodshot and tinged with a strange green cnlor, while his dusky skin seemed to shrink like shrivelled parchment. The most startling change in his appearance was the suddenly apparently superannuated look of his visage. A man of filty, lie seem ed at least thirty years older. Presently his teeth began to rattle in his head, his form was almost bent double, he threw his arms around him in agony, as if clutching at something. . ' How horribly useless this pantomime seemed to me! He wanted fresh air to clutch at air! What a mockery ! " Starbuck," he presently gasped. " God have mercy on us. What shall wc do What could wc do 2 I could hardly stare at mm, stupid despair. The air in the bell became more and more stifling. The boatswain flew to my side and squeezed me in nis mad agonv. I endeavored to speak, but only a hoarse rattle in my throat obeved mv will. Mv brain began to whirl. I gasped hard for breath. A terrible oppression was upon my lungs. The boatswain had now released me. I staggered against the side of our prison ; my senses gradually seemed deserting me. Gradually, to my confused sight, a dark red mist cloud seemed to float up all round the bell. My head now felt as though it would burst Terribly oppressed I fell upon my knees, and would have fallen into the sea but for the boatswain, who now held me. , . Then all began to grow dark. With a superhuman effort I half raised myself and looked around me, feeling like one groping in the dark. . Bewildered, full of the most agonizing pain, I became aware that some thing was swaying up and down before my sight; up and down in that red mist cloud, mingling with the water. I made another effort a great effort to compre hend what it was, this swaying thing, and I at last did so ; understood that it was a hook attached to the end of a rope, low ered to us from the deck of the Virago, so tar above. "Starbuck 1" gasped the boatswain, "I'll dash open the lens this was a glass in the top of the bell ; then you stand by to hook it on the inside. I just managed to hear the words, and they strengthened me with a wild hope. although I was still so bewildered that I could scarcely now see the swaying hook. me boatswain's arm was Del ore my eves. With one blow of his huge fist, dealt with the remains of his great strength he shivered the lens. . . There was a roaring sound ; it was the upward rushing of the water into the bell as the air escaceped. There was no time to lose. I thrust my arm through the aperture and drew in the hook, quickly attaching it to the top of the inside of the instrument. The next moment the water came bub bling over the heads of the boatswain and myself, and that was the last I remembered of what transpired in the bell. When f recovered mv senses I found my self in the steerage, with the ship's doctor bending over mc. :---Tr-r- r - A narrow escape, were his first words. "Where is llundolpli ?" I exclaimed. I . "Here," answered a feeble voice, and ris ing, I beheld the boatswain in .a, bunk under meJ ,..:, . ,.. i , I "Ho had a narrower escape than you had,", said the.doctor. . "The thumb of his right hand was bit off by a shark, which made a spring for it just as we pulled you two into the cutter, after the diving bell was hauled to the surface." At New Hampton, England, some houses, designed for laborers,: have been built in a novel style. . Straw is compressed into slabs, soaked in a solution of flint, to render them fire-proof, both sides coated with a kind of cement,' and Of these slabs the cottages are built : By ingenious contrivances the quan tity of joiner-work is much reduced, and the chimney is so constructed as to secure warmth with the smallest amount of fuel, and at the same time to heat a drying closet. The cost of a single cottage of this descrip tion, combining "all the requirements of health, decency and comfort," is only f!25. An unknown man went into a second hand store in St. Louis, a few days ago, bought an old shotgun, had it loaded, step ped out on the sidewalk, placed the muzzle against his side, pulled the trigger with his foot, blew a big hole in his abdomen and djpd ihortly after, '. ' Sleeping in Bran. ! According to the London" Lancet, a plan has been generally adopted in Prance of placing babes in bran. 1 An ordinary cradle is filled with common bran, a hair pillow is put in, and, then the bran is moved aside with the hands, until a hollow, is formed the size of the child's body. The infant, dives ted of everything below the waist, and hav ing a little bodice or cape above that, is then placed in the bran, and its body com pletely covered with it, exactly ss may be seen at the sea-side ' at the present time, where children play at burying one another in the sand. A Jight coverlet or counter pane is finally placed above all, and the baby is in bed for the night. The two great ad vantages connected with brand are said to be its particular cleanliness, and the very pleasant and equable temperature which it maintains about tne lnianrs oooy. xnero seems to be no good reason, aays an English paper, why the privilege of sleeping in brin, if it possesses these advantages, should be confined to the small and noiser portion of humanity. Bran might be used instead of fedding in casual wards night refuges, com mon lodging-houses, and indeed would be far preferable to the dirty uncomtontnble ticds to be found in full perfection at seaside odgings. Perhaps the day is not far dis ant when the sojourner at the sea-side will take with his carpet bag, a folding box and a bag of bran, and bid defiance to dirt, fleas and infection. i 1 What an Occasional Drink Costs. i The New York World has been " figuring up " the cost of an occasional drink, and says: .. . . . . " Once in a wliilc a pensive man may be heard to say, ' I wish I had all the money back that I have spent for drinks for the past ten years.' No one man in twenty who, retrospectively gazing, gives utterance to that wish, has in his mind an approximate estimate of the amount which a person of even modcrato bibulous propensities may spend upon drinks in the space of ten years. Leaving wines and expensive liquors quite out of the question, let us sec what a plain cocktailist or moderate imbiber of old rye is likely to disburse on his refreshments in the course of a year. Take a very moderate man as a sample. Assume that ho drinks every day, one glass of ale, at ten cents, and four glasses ot whisky, at nltccn. t hat amounts to seventy cents a day which makes four dollars and ninety cents a week. .Mul tiply by four, and you have $19.60 a month, which comes to $235.20 a year. Thus, if the man who had carried on at this rate for ten years had lost all his liquor money back, his pocket would be inflated to the tune of $3,253. This is only a small-beer calcula tion ; but think of those who spcud five times this sum on liquors, and remember that their name is legion." Sfarvellons Chicken Tale. Wc learn that a singular and very amus ing accident happened to the chickens of a Mrs. Hamilton, near Potersville, Tipton county, Tennessee, a few days ago. Her husband bought a bottle of brandy cherries. After eating the cherries the seed were thrown out, which the chickens ate greedi ly. In a short time Mrs. Hamilton found that her. chickens were all dead. She told an old negro woman that she might pick the cliickcns and put the feathers in her bed, which she did readily. After picking off the feathers she carried the chickens out and threw them away. Night came on, Mrs. Hamilton was sorely grieved at her loss. Sleep soon swept away her troubles. At early dawn she was alarmed at hearing old chanticleer crowing loudly and the hens cackling. Judge her surprise, when, on opening the doors and looking out, she S3W every hen and rooster, young and old, grave and gay, marching round, eyeing each other with suspicion, many of them entirely naked, while only a few had wing and tail feathers. The cherry seed made them "dead drunk." Memphit Appeal. Poking Fnn. The Western editors are much addicted to rough jokes. Lately a Chicago paper spoke irreverently of the Keokuk" Conven tion, whereupon a Keokuk editor replied that if the Chicago man would attend the convention, and stay over to the State Fair, there would be no occasion for the exhibi tors of donkies to trouble themselves about their cattle. The Chicago man thus corner ed, took his revenge on a party of solid nun oi Cincinnati who Had set out on a trip to California, without passing bv Chi cago. The following is given as the bill of fare of the excursionists: Large baskets were provided, and into each was placed a weeks' rations of the fol lowing " grub :" Fried Sausages, Cold Pork and Beans, Corn Bread and Ham Fat Sausages Pork Sausagia, Jowls, Ohio Sausages (Pork.) Cincinnati Sausages. Lougworlh Sausages, Pigs' Feet, boiled, figs rect, pickled, eausages, Fat Pork, Sliced Sides, Crucklins, Lean Pork, Pigs' Ears, Cold Shoulder, Fried Ham, Roasl. Pig, Pork, Sausages. How it came about " That the Goose Ilnng High." A practice prevailed in some parts of the South, before the war, to have a "goose pulling" lrolic about the holidays, conduc ted as follows : A goose would be tied by the feet to tho limb of a tree, just high enough for a horse man, in passing under, by raising in his stirrups to reach the head of the fowl and give it a pull. The string not being strong, a sharp jerk would bring down the bird. Each " sport" paid the owner of a goose a " bit" lor the chance to pull it from the limb. If he succeeded the goose was his. Sometimes it would be hung a little too high, and so elude the grasp of the catcher as lie rode under tho branch on which the web-looted bird was suspended. In such case, as the horseman galloped past in quick succession, the remark would be made by the laughing and hooting bystanders, that "Everything was lovely and the goose hung nign. A case of love and lunacy was lately re vealed in Paris. A woman nf nrinn!-. thirty tastefully dressed, and of prepossessing ap pearance, presented herself at the Palais de Justice, and inquired what formalities were necessary in order to get married. She was told that she must apply at the oniric of her arrondisscmcnt. On this she suddenly be came excited ; declared with extreme volu bility that she wanted to marry the world in general ; that she had been poisoned ; had died, and remained six weeks on the flag stones of the Morgue, watching, without the power to move, all the corpses placed by ber side, and hearing the conversation of the visitors ; and that she had been raised np from that incomplete state of dissolution Dy tne grace ot God. Inquiries were made which showed that she had lost her reason in conseqnence of a passion for her cook, a fine looking man, whose photograph she carried about with her. Measures were ta ken to procure tier admission into an asylum ior lunatics. Tobacco in Heaven. It is related of the witty Dominican monk Bocco that he had a great dislike to tobac co, and when once preaching to a crowd of Bpanisn sailors lieastonnded them by telling them that there were no Spanish saints in heaven.' A few, lie said, had been admit ted, but they smoked so many cigars that tney mauc tne Holy virgin sick, and St Peter set his wits to work to get them out. At lenh he proclaimed that a bull fight was to be held outside tho gates ot 'Para- uise. j.nereuon every Spanish saint with out exception, ran off to see tho fight, and St. Peter immediately closed the gate and luuh viire never to aunut anotner Spaniard. Rev. Mr. Perry, a local Methodist preach lumbia, Bruzona county, Texas, on the even ing of the 8th instant, six armed despcra- A . i . 1 . , ,. l i- -i .r , cim-ruu liiu viiurcu and ured at and killed him instantly. Rev. Mr. Hnrdwell, tiie minister m charge, who was sitting the Pitlnit. was knocked rl tho ruffians, but, ns he is a very powerful man, he rallied and took the weapon away from his assailant. The assassins then ran out of the house. Seventy freedmcn armed themselves and mnmirprl in Imf numnif with instructions from the United States marshal to bnnj, the ruffians back, dead alive A terrible state of affairs exists that section of the country. Female Athletes. . The following singular challenge, appears in the Boston papers. Surely the Hub is taking the lead in all kinds ot reform : Boston, September 17, 1869, I herewith challenge Kato Murphy to jump three standing jumps, two best out of inree, at bavin Hill, Dorchester, Spe Kncwa wnere i am to be found. - The Chinese Wall The Discrepancies of Travelers Reconciled. s: mtt lat letter from the OIUW m j r - . lower of Plangtn, -which : was forwarded via Pekin to Shanghai, by tho kind Father i 1. . l.....irr frrm h)B. IT11R- Tumaua, wuu waa rtnuimuB ! : Paris T.Iiiip traversed over the sides eiuu ,1 a - i - - - and ruins of the ancient outworks of the Chinese wall proper, as tar as suetscnen, on the border of 'the desert of Kobi or Schamo, and through the aid of my kind friend and interpreter, unung no,iMvtwiin.i uluu valuable information without regard to the -u: i,;h lorl n the construction of these UUICI.il " i ii v, i i v. . gigantic barriers, which, in defiance of niod- . l i !,.,., f thA vnrld. in comnan- son with which the pyramids and (temples . . 1. . Tl,:0 fiiptam ot .Tjgypi are mere Biietao. Wall varies in: distance from the true wall t no mii w tn and for engineering U U HI ...... J tJ . skill in the selection of defensible points, when we consider mat. Beiauo wh.iij I,, n-i.lnl, thA Nnrthorn hordes of Mandscburi and TsiniggianB attempted its passage, it wouia nave moitcn mo judg ment of aTodleben to have found a better line of defense. . ., , --a -t rri,n mafnrinl rtaArl for building the first 1 111. uwiviiin 1- or outer wall was kiln-burnt bricks, and its .o,r,tinn was nvidentlv intended to cover the progress of the more substantial inner tortincation oi sione. aui? ii :.i'..rm.tiAn rlnrvrAfl trnin Father Imr Oo, a learned Bonse, of the Buddhist Semi nary Jaaing Poo, the construction of the first wall of brick occupied a period of eight hundred years, during which three millions of workmen were constantly em ployed. Like the irontiersmen ot ameneu, i,n,r worn nlilicred to combine the occupa tions ot warror, artizan, and, possibly agri culturist. During its progress there were upward of two thousand forays and diversions, which m,ct VtovA flrrontlw rptnrdpd the work.' ' The " v ' inner or stone fortification was commenced, flnntrrlinrr ttt tllA beef, authenticated Sti- counts, about eighteen hundred years before the advent oi our era, iuiu, mm no cuuiim tinn the timnnmm outworks of brick were probably abandoned, as its line is through a country incapable of producing enough to supply the wants of a garrison such as would be required for its defense.. And the economy of the ancient Chinese government required tnat lis military urnm.iiiiunn t-imnlrl Vw, eol f.Bininnrlinff the soldiers off duty engaged in the cultivation ot the soil or such mechanical employments as were adapted to the wants ot the army. " . mV . ii . ..-..n- inc existence OI uiese two nuua una to the discrepancy in the relation of travel i,o Tlincn n'lm hnvi visited it from the north and west contended that it is a struc ture of brick, in a ruinous condition ; and those through tne cmpiie, irom me houui, i,t U ia bniit. nf etrinp 'Riinremplv frrand in its architectural design, and in a wonderful state ot preservation, considering inai n nas -. i i u - ..f . : 1 .i wltnstouil uie usaauiis ui lunu um .ii machinations of man to accomplish its des truction for at least two thousand and five hundred years since the last stone was laid. China Cor. Alta California. Cotton the One Great Need of Suffering England. The London Times of September 23rd, in an article on the cotton supply, says: Mr. Ashworth and Mr. Bright, by difler ent methods, arrive at the same end, naineiy, that nothing is wanted but cotton. More cotton would start the mills, dispel distress, and silence the clamors against free trade. Of this we are not sure ; but we are well aware that the prostration of industry in Lancashire demands attention. Cotton is dear because it is scarce. Why scarce ? The crop of the Southern States, with considera ble consignments from other points, hts enormously increased the supply. If less cotton arrives, Liverpool must investigate the cause. It would be safer to say than Lancashire suffers from loss of trade more than from nearness and scarcity of cotton. The demand for goods are less than it for merly was. If the Americans would take their corn and cotton, tne industry would lie entirely ours and the supply of material theirs. It is not improbable that the pro tective tarills ot other countries arc answer able in some degree for the depression in Lancashire. It is certain that in this case cheap cotton will not remedy the suffering. The loss of the market is not material. Our manufactures formerly commanded the en tire world; they were better and cheaper than those of other countries. What is to be done, now that the people refuse to buy in the cheapest market without free trade? Manufacturing excellence loses its value. If trade is bad in consequence of the restric tions of other countries, the scarcity or abundance of cotton is immaterial. With out doubt Lancashire suffers because other countries refuse to trade freely with us. To attempt to relieve her sufferings by refusing to trade freely with them would be absurd. The Maoris Their Ideas of Murder. The Sidney (Australia) Horning Herald of July 14 says: At the recent meeting of the King ua fives, one of the chiefs declared, "According to the opinion ot vou Pakehas, these kill ings you speak of were murders, but we sav they are not. This would lie a murder: If I were to kill you now that you have come here on a friendly visit or if I were to kill Mr. t irth, that would be a murder. It t were to say to-day, in a friendly spirit, 'Come round by this path,' intending evil while professing friendship; if I took you out ot the sate path into thatot danger, and you were killed, that would be a loul mur der. And here are yourfoul murders : Gen eral Cameron told us to send our women and children to Rangiawhia, where they should remain unmolested ; but he went away from Pctcrangi w ith his soldiers after them, and the women and children were killed, and some of them burnt in the houses, You did not go to fight the men ; you left them and went awav to nght with the wo men and little children. These things von conceal because they are faults on vourside; but anything on our side you set down against us, and open your mouths wide to proclaim it 1 bat deed ot yours was a foul murder, and yet there is nobody to proclaim it" Buried Alive A Horrible Case in France. ,; A terrible story, reported from Agen, and attested both by a doctor and by the Dircc- teur des Pompcs Funbres, shows that fear of premature burial in t ranee are not unfound ed, in consequence of the law commanding interment within twenty-four hours after death. A young lady of Agen died about a year ago. and was buried in the cemetery of Sainte Foi; A few days since her mother also expired, having before her death ex pressed a wish to repose in the same coffin with her daughter. A large coffin was ac cordingly constructed to contain the two corpses, and the body of the young lady wasexumed. 'It was then discovered that the winding' sheet had been torn open, and the right liiind, which was disengaged from its folds, was deeply marked with lutes. On the lid of the coffiin were some marks made with the crucifix whtch lay on her breast. and the whole circumstances of the case left no doubt that the unfortunate young lady had been a victim to the horrors of a pre mature burial. Intense excitement prevails in the neighborhood, and an official inquiry is to be made on the subject. Characteristic. Tl.c Omaha Republican says : It is said by good judges that the tallest bragging on record was done by tho umcago commer cial party, and done the "heavy men" of San Francisco at the recent match at the last named place. The Chicagoans generally came out a spot ahead, because straining the warn was their normal condition. Finnllv. in a fit of desperation, and aa o tnat dibit lor tne women uare, Bon it turned his face to the-west and said : " Well, gentlemen, there ia tne Jracinc ocean ; wc nave discuss ed almost everything else, what do you think of that?" Chicago prdmptly replied, "Oh, that is a respectable body of water, but it can't compare with Lake Michigan r , New Idea in Telegraphy. Dr. L. H. Everitt, of Louisiana, gavo an experiment yesterday at too ulton terry house, Brooklyn, on a new style of telegraph apparatus, professing to transmit ' sound through wire and dispense with electricity. The doctor discards the old:theory of sound being caused by the- vibration of air, and holds that it can be transmitted in particles like sparks of lightning. When the doctor fully establishes his principle it will cause a wonderful revolution in the costoftele- grapic despatches. 2f. T. Herald. The culture of tobacco in Ireland is advo cated by the journals of that country. Res trictions on the cultivation of the plant were enacted by tho English Parliament in 1761, when a penalty of forty shillings was imposed for every rood of tobacco planted in Ireland. These restrictions were removed in 1778. when Lord Nnriii endeavored to conciliate the Irish people, but the i-enalties were again imposed, and aro now in full Jorge. A PROC1AMATIOIT, BY EI5.EXCELLE1ICY Got. E01DEH- i. Eietnttv BepartMnt af Sort Caralbia .. i ! i .. RjT.moH Anirust 80th, 1809. TTTHEREAB official Information has been re- f ceivea at this Department mat " exists in the representation from the 8th Senato rial District in the Senate of North Carolina : ' .1 T llf III TT IT T"l T? XT "! ntrtim fir now, uicririuru, x, tt . n. iiuwh-i , m- 1 of the State ol North Carolina, by virtue of an- .1 . j 1 1 a 1 1 -r 1 t.u Q nf inomy vesica in uie ujr rjci-uua x), anitio , 1 1. II.... 1'- An Icnii Kis Pmnltml. IUD OIUIC ViUUSLkLUHVu, uv isaua ,u,a ' " tion, ordering an election to be held on Thurs day, OctoDer Yin, ioo, mr uie purpose 01 cuuuo ins a Senator from the said District in placo of T. T Til 1. - .1 . JLr, U. 1111:11, iinwBn. 1 i Pone at our City of Balelgh, this 20th day ol ' T i 1 ,buil , , ntnofv.fonrth Li s-J year of onr Independence. , W. W. HOLDEN. Governor. By the Governor . .1 W. . iUOHABDSOH, rnmoora J; - aup. 21 lnwdtdwtd A PROCIAMATIOK. ; BT HIS EXCELLENCT, GOV. HOLDEJf. : ! "'lietntlve Department of North Carellaa, I Ealmqh, Angnst 20th, 1869. WHEREAS, Official information has been re-n-vi-A at this department that a vacancy exists in the representation from the SOth Sena torial Dietrict in the 8enate ot North Carolina : ' Now, therefore 1 W. vv. MOL.UEIN, uovernor of the State of North Carolina, by virtue of au thnritv vested in me hv Section 15, Article S of the State Constitution, do issue this Proclama tion, ordering an election to oe neia on l nurs Jay, October Tth, 1868, for the purpose of choos ing a Senator from the said District in place ol i. W. Osborne, deceased. Done at out uuy oi naiuifru iuib inc wiu fL. S.1 day of Aujrust, 1869, and in tho ninety- lourtu year ui our iuucvuui.u,b, W. W. HOLDEN, Governor. By the Governor: W. it. KICHAKDaun, rrivute oeercuii jr. : ang21 498 lawtdwtd. Wake County Business. Offict Bow, Commissioners Wake CoiiiiIt, Raleigh, Sept. 10, 18C9. riMIE FOLLOWING 8TATEMENT OF THE L compensation allowed lor attendance ana mileage to the members of the Board ol Commis sioners lor the County of Wake, from July 4tl , IXfiS to Sentcmber Ctli. 1869. inclusive, is pub lished in accordance with Chanter XX, Public Laws of North Carolina passed at session lews, vis: "' - ' ' .1 V Andrews, for 151 days, at S3 Dei day, $453 00 Milesire 144 miles, at 5c. per mile.. 7 20 $460 20 Wk. Jenks, for 113 days, at $3 per day, $ 839 00 Miluage-,288 miles at 5c. per mile, 214 40 $ 553 40 C. J. Rooeiis, for 150 days, at $3 pei day, - $ 450 00 Mileage 4,408 miles, at 5c. per mile, 223 40 $ 673 40 Jacob Sorkell, to 149 days, at $3 per day,. $447 00 Mileage 2,980 miles, at 5c. per mile, 149 00 $596 00 R. W. Wtsne, to 153 days, at $3 per day,.: $ 459 00 Mileage 3,040 miles, at 5c per mile, 152 00 $ 611 00 The Board has been in session 156 days. STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, 1 , , Wake Coohtt. ' I, W. W, White, Reuister of Deeds, in and lor said county aloreaaid. certify that the lore- going is a correct statement of the amount al lowed to the MemDcra oi the Board ot commis sioners of said County, as compensation for at tendance and mileage from July 4, 1808, to Sep tember b, lbWi, inclusive. W. W. WHITE, 520 law4w Clerk, , ALFRED WILLIAMS . . , . WILL CONTINUE THE BOOK AND STATIONERY BUSINESS ON his own account, a::d will keep constantly on hand a lare;e stocK ot School, Standard and Miscellaneous Books, Murie. Account and Blank Books, Fine Pulpit and Fnuiily Photograph Bibles, Testaments, IVuycr ahd Hymn Book, Albums, Photographs and splendid CIIROMO PICTUKES, Stationery in gnat variety, Perfumery, Soap and Fancy Articles, Together with every article usually kept in the Book aud Siatiuuery line. . His stock is , ALL SEW AD DESIRABLE, (having no old stock,) and suited to the present wants of the trade, all of which will bo sold at prices as low as can lie had of any house in the State. He will furnish any book at PUBLISHERS PRICES, and will procure any book not on hand on the shortest notice. Orders arc solicited and will meet with prom p attention. ALFRED WILLIAMS, Successor to WILLIAMS & LAMBETH. . Agent fur Wilcox & Gibbs' Sewing Machines, juuc 9 SO w&dSm MEDICAL COLLEGE OF VIRGINIA, AT RICHMOND. rpHE next Annual Course of Lectures will commence on the FIRST MONDAY in Oc tober, 18U9, and continue until the 1st ot March following. The organization of the school is new more complete than at any former period, with ample means for the Illustration ot the lectures in the several departments. CLINICAL IN STRUCTION at thcCollege Infirmary, Howard's G rove Hospital, and City Alms-houses. Tees: Matriculation, $5; full course of lec tures, $130; demonstrator of anatomy, $10; grad uation, $30. Board, $30 to $30 per month. For a copy ol the annual announcement, containing full par ticulars, address h. S. JOYNES, M. D., ' aug 7 w6w Dean of the Faculty. DE. GODDIN'S COMPOUND GENTIAN BITTERS Cure Chills and Fever, Dyspepsia, Indigestion Colic, Sick Stomach, Bronchitis, Asthma, - Neuralgia, .Rheumatism, &c. E-A UNIVERSAL TONICS A sure, sale, and reliable preventive and cure for ail Malarial diseases, and of diseases requir ing a genera tonic Impression. Prepared only by Dr. N. A. H. GODDIN, and lor sale everywhere. JAMES T. WIGGINS, (Successor to J. H. Baker & Co.) Proprietary Agent and Wholctale dealer in Patent Mediciues, Norfolk, Virginia. jy21 wly It is authentically stated that one fifth ot the Inhabitants of this country and Europe die ot Con sumption. No disease has been more thoroughly studied, and its nature less understood ; there is no disease upon which exists a greater diveisity of opinion and no disease which has more com pletely baffled all medical skill and remedial agencies. Some of the prominent symptoms are Cough, Expectoration, Shortness of Breath Irritation about the Lungs and CheBt, darting, Pains in the Sides and Back, Emaciation, and general negative condition of the whole system. , Persons suffering with this dread disease, or any of its concomitants, should lose no time In possessing themselves of the proper Remedy, in order that they may stay its ravages, and be re stored to health. The REV. E. A. "WILSON'S Prepared Prescription for the Cure ol Cnsumption, Asthma, Bronchitis Coughs, Colds, AND ALL ' THROAT AHD LIM0 AFFECTIONS, ' by the nsc of which he was restored to health In u few weeks, after having suffered several years with a severe lung affection and that dread dis ease, Consumption, has now been in use over ten years with the most marked success. . This Remedy is prepared from the original Recipe chemically pu, by the Rev. EDWARD A. WILSON, 165 South Sid Street, Williamsburg, Kings Co., New York. A Pamphlet containing the original Prescrip tion with full and explicit directions for prepara tion and use, together with a short history of his case with symptoms, experience and cure, can be uuuuuou ui ttiiiii ii I ill i. TV Maun, aim or bv callinirou or addresftincr . i Q ' WILI.IAM8 A HAYWOOD, , Druggists, Huleitrh, N. C. Dec. 15, 18(1 ' 670 wly. ' IMPORTANT I-AND KOTICE. - THE undersigned having been appointed Com missioner by the Judge ot the Superior Court ol Surry County to sell the lands of Haywood Thompson, deceased, will, -r.n Monday, the 1st day ol November next, offer for sale on the pre mises, two hundred acres ot land on the Yadkin River, in the Couuty of Surry, opposite Jones ville, and adjoining the lands ot Win. B. Wood ruff, Meredith T. tireenwood and others, on a credit of six months. Bond and approved se curity will be required. 'There la about fifty acres of Tadkin River bottom ol the best quality on said tract, together with fine uplands in a high etate of cultivation, a tine two story dwelling with ten rooms, good out buildings, and a tine orchard. Those wishing to invest it good real e6tate, would do well to call and look at the property. MORGAN BRIAN, sep 16 w6w Commissioner. COTTON ' PRESSES. -jyE MANUFACTURE THE BEASLEY COTTON PRESS, the ShnpliKt, most Efficient and Cheapest Hand Press now in U.-C. PRICE $IT5. TAPPEY, LU.WSDEX fc CO., Iron Founders and Machinists, . sop I8-dw'iin PtitWbRrSi Vft, v turfifTTi a vrnci LlXXi JAB i , . i iiii n'- 'iB. '; ' ' tit Leailig Ceapuy U Vwtk Cartllns - ISTHI DP .-EST jEi. LIFE of Hartford. I . ! ,. ASSETS .. , . W 18,000,000.00. ! , . . -TT' . , DIVISIBLE SURPLUS . ,070,00.-t0. ; - .. f vi All the Surpliis of the Company ; Divided among the Assured. Dividends . declared and paid annually on the ! Contribution Plan. ALL POLICIES (after two full paymenU) NON-FORFEITABLE. No Restrictions as to Resi dence and Travel in the ; United States. Rates Lower than any other Company that pays Divi dends to Policy-holders. It issues all the various forms of Life and Endowment Policies. LOSSES PAID PROMPTLY IN CASH. DIVIDENDS PAID AT THE END OF THE FIRST TEAR, AND ANNUALLY THERE AFTER. Its ratio of expense to income is extremely low. This may be seen by reference to the Offi cial Reports for 1868. For example : Expense on the SI 00 Received. Knickerbocker, - $16.54 Equitable, - - 1T.44 North America, - - - 21.16 Brooklyn, - - - - .. ,81. Universal, - - - - 27.24 John Hancock, - - - 18.27 The National, - 63.48 THE 3TNA, - - - 13.41 It has an . ' Important New Feature that has been copy righted. According to this plan, the rates are ' Much Lower than in any other Company in the world. Its ratio ol Mortality is low. Its Kates are very low. Its Expense are very low. Its divi dends are large. It insured more lives In the City of New York In 1868, than any other Company except one. It issued more Policies in the United States than any other save one. It insured more lives in Canada than any other Company, British or America. - Bee what the Hiijhest Insurance Authority In this country says. In the Jnnc number of the haurance Timet of New York, the following opinion was expressed : " If there is any great benefit ia mutu al associativa, any great advantage to be derived from scientific organizatioa and a chartered source, tending to mitigate the sofferings, lessen the privations, and add to the peace, security, and happiness ol humanity, we are prepared to show that these blessing flow ia all their fall aess aad pnrity from this excellent, pow erful, and flourishing company, the JStna life of Hartford." " No institution has brought more prompt, full, and grateful relief to the hearts of the bereaved aad desolate, and none has been more uniformly distia guished for the eaterprise, wisdom aad equitable liberality with which it has fulfilled the purposes of its formation." " Its success has been almost unbound ded and beyond all precedent. Eight years ago, in 1861 , it issued only 589 pol icies, received an income of seventy-eight thousand dollars, and possessed net assets-summing up to something over two hundred and eighty-one thousand dol lars; but last year, 18G8, it granted 13,. 337 new policies, more than aay other company, except the Mutual Lite; re ceived an income exceeding six millions dollars, and had amassed solid, securely and profitably invested net assets amount ing to over Ten Million Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars. And this wonderful ratio of growth has been sus tained in 1869." GENERAL STATE SOLICITOR, REV. T. B. KINGSBURY. w. n. crow, GENERAL AGENT FOR N. C, AMD Virginia South of the James. OFFICE: Raleigh, N. C. W. H. McKes, Medical Examiner. July JS 400 3m 00tcticut UtUa X. FE . H Insurance Company. ASSETS OVER . , $25,000,000.00. ANNUAL INCOME OVER ' $8,500000.00.. JumliOTgiMrt thai 60,000 Iranlers." . ' ' " Surplus Asaeta over Liabilities ' $7,000 000,00. ; A PURELY MCTCAL COMPACT, AH its aurplua ia equitably divided amone-' the Policy HoMera in - . AM If PAL DIVIDENDS. Paid up Policies are granted lor a f.ii Cash will be given therefor. It issues Policies upon at DetiraoU Plant of Innranee, And has adopted in its woNt iuga several SPECIAL FElTURKS. Origin-l with this Com Jny, snd 05,, , H. . WAIT, fn-lAtrent, June 8. 1868. . RalRlek. nrilr- ! THE UNDERSIGNEl havln. ' C' ExeculorauftbetasfWai ,qB,,lB Jonathan Worth, deeeasjd,hereh?ttam,;''' of son. having elaima agaiit the u" Pcr- hih.t the same to said I exitor! iV"'"' o ex. first day ol October, lsrf or ,? n or before the debted to the deceased are bZl.u A" "ions in. make immediate payment, Rested to gdpt. STtb. P9, 2 WWT, EHtor,, .THE PATENT PALMR ABM AND III rTMlF.SE celebrated artificial liml . . 'J brought to the attention of the Medi?.'? Faculty and people oi tne south bytheOrlei, Ti Inventor., They have been twenty-three ! before the public, ana nave secured, both in ih country and Elinors, the unqualified endor!' ment of the most distinguished surgeons , 1H2 WOULD, MOKB THAM A HUKDltED OF wBr BAVX GIVES PUBLIC TK8TIMOKT. The Society de Uhirurgie of Paris, perhaps n, Brat surgical tribunal oi the world, after twVi, years luveatigation.pronouiiced decidedly D i,''6 of the unquestioned superiority of the Pahjj , FifTT Bold and bilvbr medals (or " prizes"), lDCiuaine tne iiheai j WORLD'S KAlliBiiiuiva, to Dr. Palmer. Dr. Palmer directs the manufactun tent Leo and Abm. aided Qualifications and greatest i...lallu ...nn,i.,;tft l.v till, IWiimnJ distinguished officers and soldiers of both Ac hies, have worn the Palmer Limts on ten,, duty, while still greater numbers ol eminent cir ilians are, by their aid, filling important positionT snd effectually concealing their mislortuno-U whole number reaching ten thousand PEasovt WBAKIKQ PALMElt L1MB3. . Office Sup. U. 8. A. Gsnebal Hospitals. Cincimkati, Ohio, March 15th, 18t. Having acted as Medical Director during tlirca years ol the war, it became my duty to give or. dcrs for trtiflcial limbs to mutilated solder fDlD1iiB' F,' ELMER'S LIMB8 '. ly preferred, a large majority of U,e order? vert gtvat on Am to furnKh the necessary limbs. So lar as mr knowledge extends, the limbs lurnish. edJb,LPr',Pal.,ner KlTen mo8t&Ufaction and this also is the lalimony of ionpitaj tUwrUi and tum-commiuumtd ofUcert on duty at the va rious hospitals in my charge, who have had oi portunities ot seeing the men after they had re ceived and used the limbs furnished to them -and I have therefore no hesitation in saying that' in my opinion, Uiey art preferable to all iMIttrt. ' WM. 8. KING, Brevet Colonel and Surgeon, U. & A, Raleioh, N. C, April 4, 18. Da. B. Fsaxk Palmes Dear Mr: It afiorilt i me much pleasure to acknowledge the great sue j cess of your professional treatment in my case, ' which is one of the most difficult kind to treat, ray root being amputated by the Chopart method. The mechanism is complete In all respects light, comfortable and strong and I walk perfectly. I am convinced, alter careful examination of a grcst number of patents, that the Palmes limbs an euperior to all others, and strongly recommend tb; adoption of them by my mutilated comrades of the South, teeling assured that no other manu facturer can produce a limb so perfect. Very respectfully, J. 6. MORRISON, A. D. C. to the late Genl. T. J. Jackson. AmpaUtiss three Inches telsw Kim Leg wri Twelve Tears wKssst Repairs-Side Kit. Joists sot won sit ii that time. 1 Botkis's Depot, Sontbampton Co., Va. Dx. B. Fkask Palmes Dear Mr; It affords me the utmost pleasure to inform yon that 1 have worn one ot your Patent Legs during the list twelve yean, with s satisfaction that has been wholly beyond my expectations. The limb has given no pain or trouble in all that time. I walk with perfect ease and comfort, without a cane, and a person not acquainted would not notice lameness. It is s remarkable fact that the limb has had no repairs, except a little attention giren to it by myself, in twelve years; and it is no in snch good state of preservation, that I think ex pending ten dollars on it will put it into good walking condition. The new limb which yon have just supplied I find even more perfect in its action. Tour very ob't servant, E. ARTHUR HART. Pendleton, Anderson Co., 8. C, April 2i, Ob. Dr. B. Fbask Palmer Pear Sir:1 am happy to inform you that the trial I have now given your Patent Leg, leaves me no reason to donbt 'hat it deserves all that has been said in its praise. I am convinced that it Is lire best Patent Leg in the world, and I shall be glad to learn that my mutilated iriendB in the 8outh are so fortunate as to select this incomparable substitute. My limb was amputated within two inches ol the knee, in conseqnence of a wound received in battle in front ot Richmond. On the first (riai of tht Palmbb Leo, I was able to walk without cane, and with the utmost comfort and facility. 1 shall avail myself of an early opportunity to show the limb to Governor Okb, Irom whom I had the honor to receive an introduction to yon, and I am sure the Governor will gladly recognize the great superiority ol your beneficent inreniioc, and send others to yon for relief Very truly, your obedient sen-ant. AlUAJVL lib n IB, Co. B. Palmetto (S. C.) Sharpshooters. Capt. PALMER ARM. i Charleston, 8. C, Feb. 24, 1806. B. Frank Palmes, LL. D., - No. 1009 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Dear Sir : When about to leave your cilj'u December lust, you desired me to communiciti the degree of success I should attain in ttienx of your "Artificial Arm." I now do so will pleasure; first, because it is but just thattoi should enjoy the benefits which properly ongti to accrue to the exertion of ingenuity so human In its designs and beneficial in its results to u maimed ; and because the benefit I continue!) enjoy from its use, places me under obligation to the author ot to great a boon to man. Iamfret, therefore, to aay in all candor that your Amiii decided success, and affords me conveniences ud comlorts quite beyond my most aanguinc expo tntions. 1 was s staff officer in the late Cook rate 8tates srmv ; was wounded in the left m on 3d April, 1865, and suffered its ampuutioaa May 8th following. My stump is ouly two a s half inches long. Tour Arm was attached cember 22d, since which time I have worn il"1? day, snd lrequently at night while asleep out the slightest iuconvenience or annoraw- 1 believe it to be superior to any which 1 heard of. With its aid I manage easily s row rule in keeping a set of books, and the ordM silver fork at table. It serves to keep my P'P" in position while writing, and grasps a wc with sufficient firmness when winding it op. I' is easily gloved snd ungloved. In fine, 1 enjej many uses from it which, to the untutored, wow seem impossible. Ton are at entire liberty u use this letter in such manner as you desire. With much personal good-will, I remain, truly yours, ARTHUR PARKER, ., Captain, &c, 4c. We know, from experience, the value of this limb, and have no hesitation in recouiiDcnamf It to the public as the best now in use. Eh- ' Stasdabd.J To avoid Fraudulent Imitations (many oj which are now offered to the public,) apply oI to the Invenlorr B. FRANK PALMER, LL.D., -1609 Chestnut 8treet, Philadclphla. jsly30 497 d-w&w3m STATE OF KORTH CIBOUM, ' Treassry Pepartmeat, Raleigh, September 3d, 18- THE General Assembly of North Carolliii, ijj accordance with the Constitution of State, having levied special taxes, as tre mew may become due, on all " special tax bonos issued in aid ol Railroads unfinished at tneuo. of the adoption of the Constitution, holders 01 said bonds are notified that the Interests J became due on the first day of April, 1, such bonds, will be paid on presentatio? ol u proper coupon at the Treasury, or at the W'vi National Bank ot North Carolina, at RaP1"' N. C. And farther, that interest which will due on the 1st dav of October. 1869. on UioasV said " ipeclal tax bond," will likewise hi d as above, on sod alter toe last mentioned dstt. L. A. JENK.1K3 sep i d3tw.1t State Treadf m. atrxow,' T. O. DIXOM, -JNOW CAMP F0UNBRY S. DIXON & co. Ir.a.F.ssders, Blll-Wrlghn Hsthuut. Snou Camp P. 0., Alaanee Co. If n , -ore aaanuisctnrlng Improved HorPowers sad Thresher, s. ' Cutlers, Corn-abellera. r ?' B,r- tirist Mill Irons of everv n18' -Baw a SWUog, PulleysrarEnir00" --.iuiacturing an f 5 15 ..r Whi8. pereede the Overshot-Wheel in m . "? wi" u' where economy, durahiUtT iSJ P08,'-e,,,u0Bt properly eoMidered T .7 taX dunc, are ; lr Mill owners and other k ' the propulaton of m.ch lnerlW?U"I,ater'or requested to give this Wheel. n-? partlclarv foresting their practical experience, to make thSroni ' y job entrust. to their care. or" o LOW PRICES .1 whiefc rk h-i 'k-'11' l. rt,e ready.pay system. 1 J Put , UAUALSolli; nave been awarj K mfacture of hi n i by men ol lk. ;' I experience, d' k 1! " uuirj, win make it to th a" Kotmg Wj thing (D o,rineh,,0,J( X